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OFFERING OPTIONS

 

Thank you for your new or continued generosity towards God’s mission at Sharon Lutheran Church. 

IN-PERSON:  drop in offering plate

TEXT TO GIVE:  Just text to 73256, hit next, type (with no spaces) Sharon1720, hit send. You will receive a message to click the link to complete your gift to Sharon Lutheran Church.

MAIL A CHECK:  1720 S. 20th Street, Grand Forks, ND  58201

DIRECT GIVING: www.sharonlutheran.org/giving

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Do you remember our Stellar Christmas–Shine Jesus’ Light!?  We will revisit our cosmic friends and more during Stellar VBS!  Come for the Fun.  Come for the Stories.  Come for the Crafts.  Come for the Music.  Come for the Games. And Come for the Food. 

Who:  Children Age 3 through 5th Grade

When:  June 3-6  6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Where:  Right here at Sharon Lutheran Church

We will Shine Jesus’ Light AGAIN!

To register , please click on the following: Vacation Bible School 2024 or click on the below QR Code:

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If you do not have children you are registering for Vacation Bible School (June 3-6), but would like to help, please use SignUp Genius to indicate your preference(s).  There is also a sign-up sheet in the narthex near the rocket. You may  use a separate SignUp to volunteer to work on VBS decorations on April 23, May 14, May 28 (6:00 p.m.-8:30p.m.), and June 2 (12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.).  If you can't be at one of our decoration workshops, but would like to  volunteer on your own schedule, please contact Cheryl (education@sharonlutheran.org).  We might have something you could do at home!

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2024 Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack Event

 

Sharon Lutheran Church is again working with area churches to host the event. Dates are: April 26 and 27. Sign up sheets for the Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack event (Noon-2:00 pm April 27) are available at the Welcome Center.

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The Spring Dinner, “From The Badlands To The Bayou”, will take place on Sunday, May 5th at 5:00pm.

Dinner tickets and raffle tickets are available at tables in the Narthex following worship, and the raffle baskets are also on display.  This fundraiser supports our two summer trips:  the middle school mission trip to Rapid City, South Dakota and the high school trip to the ELCA Youth Gathering in New Orleans.  More information can also be found in the Narthex.

Thank you so much for your support!

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Dapper Day in Honor of Mother's Day

Dapper Day, May 12th celebrates the tradition of “stepping out in style” and is meant to showcase you looking your best in honor of Mother’s Day, while celebrating your own personal style. Wear whatever best represents you to worship on Sunday. All are invited and welcome to worship, no matter what you are wearing. It is just meant to be something fun to do.

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The Spring Sharon Lutheran Church Rummage Sale is returning on Friday, MAY 17!!!

So pack up all your treasures and get ready to volunteer!

Here is some information that you should know:

1. There are 3 days that you can drop off your donations:

Monday, May 13, 10 am - 5 pm

Tuesday, May 14, 10 am - 7 pm

Wednesday, May 15, 10 am - 6 pm

2. You will be asked to place your items in the appropriate rooms by category so consider dividing up your items accordingly.

3. We are accepting donations of kitchen items, knick knacks, linens, gently-used clothing, toys, games, books, small furniture items, and small appliances in working condition.

If you have large furniture you would like to donate, please talk to a rummage sale team member to see if we can accept your item.

 

Again this year: The Sharon Specialty Boutique! This is where we will sell our brand name, excellent /new condition and special items!

 

4. We are unable to accept computers and electronics, TVs, large appliances, pianos (electric keyboards are fine), large exercise equipment, infant car seats and cribs, home-recorded videos and clothing that is dirty, stained or has “unfashionable” holes.

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Join in the fun and volunteer to help at the Rummage Sale!

 

Volunteers are able to shop and make purchases before the sale begins on Friday!

We are looking for volunteers to direct donators to the appropriate room for their donations at drop-off, set up of the sale, pricing items and working the day of the sale.

We will need volunteers for the following times:

Sunday, May 12: 5 pm until we have the tables and basic set up complete

Monday, May 13: 10 am - 6 pm

Tuesday, May 14: 10 am - 7 pm

Wednesday, May 15: 10 am - 7 pm

Thursday, May 16: 10 am until we are all set up for the sale on Friday

Friday, May 17: 6:30 am until approximately 7 pm

Watch for sign-up sheets at the Welcome Center and on Sign-up Genius!

The Rummage Sale proceeds are used to maintain and improve Our Sharon Lutheran Church Home.

Please volunteer to be part of this fun endeavor!

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New Member Orientation

 

Are you looking to join the Sharon Lutheran Church family? We will be hosting a New Member Orientation on Sunday, April 28th, beginning at 11:30 am. If you are interested in joining, please call the church office (701-772-3122) during normal business hours or speak with a Pastor or Deacon today!

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Valley Senior Living Foundation will host the 9th annual “Around Our Table” on April 27. Around Our Table supports the Chaplaincy Ministry program at Valley Senior Living care communities, providing spiritual support to the nearly 550 residents, their families, and over 850 employees. How can you get involved? You can: Make a donation online to support Valley Senior Living's Chaplaincy Ministry.  Sharon Lutheran members donation link: https://cbo.io/i/1859354  Bid on quilts and related items in the online silent auction from April 19 to April 27.  

Annual WELCA Business Meeting Scheduled

 

Per our Constitution, the Women of Sharon, wil hold our annual business meeting on Monday, May 13th at 7pm in the Sanctuary. (This is the week of p the Rummage Sale, so come early and drop off your donations and stay for the meeting.) This meeting is for the purpose of receiving reports, projecting plans, electing leadership, and adopting an annual budget. Some of our Board (elected last year) were elected to 2 year terms and some to 1 year terms. Our nominating committee will be looking for people to fill any open positions; if interested in being nominated, let Sheryl Weisenberger, Kristi Larson, or Becca Waege know.

ELCA Credit Union

As a member, employee, volunteer, or participant in an ELCA congregation, you are eligible to join the ELCA Federal Credit Union. Credit Union membership begins with a Credit Union savings account. Deposits are federally insured up to $250,000 by the National Credit Union Administrate. No-fee checking is available with no maintenance or minimum balance fees. Auto, personal, and mortgage loans are available. To learn more, call 877-715-1111, email info@elcacu.org, or visit elcafcu.org.

Living Lutheran—Free Digital Magazine

The ELCA's magazine- Living Lutheran—like many other magazines, recently transitioned to all-digital publication. The digital magazine is FREE. At livinglutheran.org/subscribe, you can sign up to receive Living Lutheran's stories in your inbox weekly, every other week, or monthly. You can also choose to receive the categories of stories of most interest to you.

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Tech Person Needed

Every Sunday, we livestream our worship services online. We have an opportunity to make this ministry even better. We are looking for people to operate the camera during worship. It can be for either the 9:00 or 10:30 services—or both! Training will be provided along with a small stipend. Volunteers can do it as often as they would like. If you have any questions or are interested in helping, please talk with Deacon Jamie, 701-772-3122/jtravers@sharonlutheran.org

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"WELCOME TO BAPTISM ORIENTATION"

If you are planning a baptism in your family, plan to come to a one-hour orientation called “Welcome to  Baptism” on Sunday, April 21st at 4:00pm in the church lounge. Please enter through door #1.  To register for the class, please call the church office by Friday before the class at 772-3122. or email the church office at:  office@sharonlutheran.org; or speak to one of the pastors.  Sponsors are welcome too in addition to parents.

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Sharon Book Group

7pm in the Church Library

2024

May 21

  Title:  Coyote Warrior 

  By:  Paul Van Develder 

Summer Read: September 17

  Title:  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest 

  By:  Stieg Larson

 

Please contact Rod Gigstad for more information @ gigstad@gmail.com

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